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Avoid Chemicals in Hair Dye—Naturally Dye Your Hair!


| 10/28/2011 10:54:01 AM


/uploadedImages/blogs/NaturallyBeautiful/Rachel-Schwartz.jpgRachel Schwartz is a Natural Home & Garden editorial intern. She attends the University of Kansas where she studies Journalism and writes columns about environmental and organic health for the campus newspaper, The University Daily Kansan. She is passionate about reducing her carbon footprint and filling her body with the best possible foods.     

I started dyeing my hair almost a year ago. It went from red to brown to black (the current color). I get a huge rush out of dyeing my hair and changing my style. But recently, when I began considering yet again changing my hair color, I thought about all of the chemicals in hair dye, and I started asking myself questions: What do they do to my hair? Does my body absorb those chemicals? Are they yet another think that causes cancer.

Hair Dye Necessary Tools 

So, I decided to find the answers.

 Let’s first do a little run down on types of hair dyes. There are temporary hair dyes, which just soak into your hair; semi-permanent hair dyes that go into the hair shaft; and permanent hair dyes, which chemically change the shaft forever!



As you probably know, dyeing your hair a lot throughout your life can cause lots of hair damage because of all of the chemicals your hair soaks up from the dyes. The chemicals that pose health risks include P-Phenylenediamine (PPD), resorcinol, ammonia, persulfates, hydrogen peroxide and lead acetate.



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